The XM All-Star Futures Game is always an exciting game to watch as the next generation of major leaguers their skills on an international stage. And for the World Champion San Francisco Giants' minor league prospect Gary Brown, he got the chance to be a key part of the USA's 6-4 win over the World squad on Sunday night.
Brown started the game in center field, and made his mark in the fifth inning after hitting a single to right field to start a two out rally for the US team. He then proceeded to steal second with his lightning quick speed, and later advanced to third on a balk by Rangers prospect Martin Perez. Oakland A's prospect Grant Green scored Brown with an RBI double scorched to left as the US squad proceeded to take the exhibition at Chase Field.
The Giants' first-round pick from last year, Brown has been having a great year for the single-A San Jose Giants, batting .316 with 21 doubles and seven homers. Most impressive of all is his 35 stolen bases he has on the season already, as well as his incredible range out in the outfield due to his lightning quick speed.